Apple will once again be offering free summer camps for children aged 8 to 12 at its retail stores. The sessions will focus on “Stories in Motion With iMovie,” where the kids will learn about filmmaking with iMovie, and “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks Author,” where campers will create their own interactive books.
In the “Stories in Motion With iMovie” camp, campers will learn everything they need to create their own movies. They’ll storyboard ideas, shoot video, create an original soundtrack in GarageBand on an iPad, and then edit it all together in iMovie on a Mac.
The “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks Author” camp will allow campers to create their own interactive books. They’ll draw illustrations using an iPad, then add sound effects and Multi-Touch features using iBooks Author on a Mac.
Each daily session last 1-1/2 hours. The third and final day of each camp will end with an Apple Camp Showcase where campers will share their finished products.
Sessions begin in mid-July, and continue through early August. These camps usually fill up fast, so be sure to reserve a spot quickly.
Parents can now register for camps on Apple’s U.S. and Canadian retail websites. Parents in China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain,Switzerland, and the United Kingdom can register to be notified when registration opens in their countries. Apple Camp sessions for Australia’s Apple Retail Stores will return in 2015.